Nunguu Miirlarl (Pickett Hill) from Yurrun.ga ( North Beach).
Just to confuse things a little more the little town in the distance far away there is Urunga, it is named after the aboriginal place Yurrun.ga (Long White Sands) which is North Beach, which is not there. It is here, where this image was shot. Someone got things very confused a long time back.
Looking down the Bellingen River towards Urunga from North Beach and you can plainly see Pickett Hill way over in the background. This beautifully shaped mountain is a sacred dreaming place and looms over the surrounding countryside from all angles giving a 360 degree view all over the district.
The fenced safe swimming baths at North beach are near and Pickett Hill is far over in the distance far away down near Valla.
The Gumbaynggirr Word Miirlarl means Sacred. Pickett Hill is a sacred place of the Kangaroo hence the name Nunguu Miirlarl. Urunga was also a sacred place and its name was Gilayjal Miirlarl, Gilayjul means High Tide and so Urunga is the Sacred Place of the High Tides.
The Gumbaynggirr words for Near and Far depend on where the object is in relation to the speaker and in relation to the listener.
Near Me – Yilaa
Near You – Ngiling
Far from Me – Muluu
Far from You – Muu
All Gumbaynggiir from this book
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